Marist College

Poughkeepsie, New York
4-year Private university

Overview

Marist College is a private institution established in 1929 with suburban setting located at Poughkeepsie. It is ranked 9 in Regional Universities North in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $39,600 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,699. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Students at Marist can choose from more than 40 undergraduate majors and more than 10 master’s degrees, including those in business and public affairs. Marist students often benefit from the school’s special partnership with the multinational technology corporation IBM. For decades, the IBM staff has worked with Marist students and faculty to brainstorm and try innovative technologies. Students can also get involved on campus with the more than 80 clubs and student organizations, including Greek life and student government.

#9 in Regional Universities North
Setting
Suburban
Location Poughkeepsie, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1929
Selectivity Moderate
Size Medium
5,699 Undergraduates

Learning

16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Business/Marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$58,150
Cost of Attendance
$36,576
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $39,600
Outstate Tuition Fee $39,600
Room and Board Fees $15,550
$49,500 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

45% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.3 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal
Other Applications Accepted Coalition Application, Paper Based Application

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Applicant has completed or is pursuing an International Baccalaureate Diploma or attained a minimum score of 500 on the SAT Critical Reading and Writing section or attended a U.S. or international school taught in English for a minimum of four years without any English as a Second Language courses

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Nov
15
Early Action Deadline
Nov
15
Early Decision Deadline
Feb
01
Early Decision II Deadline
Feb
01
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Jun
01
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Nov
15
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
May
01
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$27,579 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$18,130 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $58,150
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
72% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application May 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, CSS

Merit Scholarships

Available
Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $12,000 - $15,000 per year
Eligibility All entering freshmen
Minimum Criteria Demonstrated superior academic performance during their entire high school career while taking rigorous course
Requirement for maintenance Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.85
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Marist College Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000 or $10,000 per year
Eligibility All entering freshmen
Minimum Criteria Demonstrated superior academic performance during their entire high school career while taking rigorous course
Requirement for maintenance Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.85
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

NCAA Athletic Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Scholarships for 21 of Marist's 23 men's and women's Division I programs
Music Scholarships
Total Worth $2000 per year
Details Students must audition in person and declare music as their minor field of study. Student must maintain a 2.85 cumulative grade point average for renewal

Students

5,699 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
89% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
83% Students graduate within 6 years